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The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has narrowed its losses despite taking a £54 million hit from redundancies. The retail giant unveiled a £29 million pre-tax loss for the half-year to July 31, representing a significant improvement from the £635 million loss it posted for the same period last year. Chairwoman Sharon White said the loss […]

England will host a new invitational four-nation tournament each year starting in February 2022, the Football Association has announced. The Lionesses will be joined by Germany and Spain in the inaugural event, with the fourth team still to be confirmed. The tournament – which has been created and will be delivered by long-term FA partner […]

Sir Elton John has said it is with “great sadness and a heavy heart” that he has been forced to reschedule his upcoming European and UK tour dates to 2023 due to injury. The musician, 74, was due to embark on dates around Europe and the UK later this year as part of his Farewell […]

Boris Johnson has insisted Britain’s new defence pact with the United States and Australia is not intended as an “adversarial” move against China. In a ground-breaking agreement (Aukus) the three allies agreed to co-operate on the development for the first time of a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian navy. The move, widely interpreted […]

Nottingham Forest have announced manager Chris Hughton has been “relieved of his duties” after the club’s poor start to the season. Forest sit bottom of the Sky Bet Championship and Wednesday night’s home defeat to Middlesbrough left them without a win from any of their first seven matches. The club said on their official website: […]

BT has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs as its first major regional hub opens outside London. The telecoms giant said it already had 225 roles available at the new 17-floor Birmingham offices at Three Snowhill in the city centre. The new office will eventually host about 3,500 staff from across BT Group, including […]

Kim Kardashian West has said she doubts she will have any more children. The reality TV star and billionaire businesswoman, 40, has four children with estranged husband Kanye West. She filed for divorce earlier this year but the two remain on good terms and have been attending public events together. Kardashian West appeared on The […]

Care homes will be forced to choose between dismissing unvaccinated staff and risking unsafe services, or breaking the law by keeping employees on, sector leaders have said, on the deadline for staff getting their first doses. Providers and unions have warned of an exodus of staff due to the Government’s requirement for them to be […]

She’s been using it to speak with fans during her conservatorship battle Britney Spears said she wanted to take a break from social media after deactivating her Instagram account. The newly engaged pop superstar, 39, had been using Instagram to share updates with fans amid her conservatorship battle. It was on the platform Spears announced […]

It’s after their 1-0 Champions League win over Zenit St Petersburg. Thomas Tuchel hailed Romelu Lukaku’s “world-class” chance conversion rate after Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League win over Zenit St Petersburg. Lukaku buried captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s hanging far-post cross with an inch-perfect header to dig Chelsea out of a tough encounter and secure a vital Stamford […]

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